Dewatering of coalbed methane wells with hydraulic gas pump

M. Amani, H. C. Juvkam-Wold

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Abstract

The coalbed methane industry has become an important source of natural gas production. Proper dewatering of coalbed methane (CBM) wells is the key to efficient gas production from these reservoirs. This paper presents the Hydraulic Gas Pump as a new alternative dewatering system for CBM wells. The Hydraulic Gas Pump (HGP) concept offers several operational advantages for CBM wells. Gas interference does not affect its operation. It resists solids damage by eliminating the lift mechanism and reducing the number of moving parts. The HGP has a flexible production rate and is suitable for all production phases of CBM wells. It can also be designed as a wireline retrievable system. We conclude that the Hydraulic Gas Pump is a suitable dewatering system for coalbed methane wells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages73-81
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 Eastern Regional Conference - Morgantown, WV, USA
Duration: 18 Sep 199520 Sep 1995

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OtherProceedings of the 1995 Eastern Regional Conference
CityMorgantown, WV, USA
Period18/9/9520/9/95

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Amani, M., & Juvkam-Wold, H. C. (1995). Dewatering of coalbed methane wells with hydraulic gas pump. 73-81. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1995 Eastern Regional Conference, Morgantown, WV, USA, .